Huntington, West Virginia "On the Fly"

200,00 kr

Huntington, West Virginia "On the Fly"

  • ISBN: 9780345499417
  • 3 ex i lager
  • Förlag: Villard Books
av: Harvey Pekar, Summer McClinton
With an appreciation by Anthony Bourdain


Harvey Pekar changed the face of comics when his American Splendor series replaced traditional slam-bang superhero action with slice-of-life tales of his own very ordinary existence in Cleveland, Ohio, as a file clerk, jazz-record collector, and philosophical curmudgeon. Much as Seinfeld famously transcended sitcom conventions by being "a show about nothing," Pekar's deadpan chronicles of regular life--peppered with wry and caustic reflections--have transformed comics from escapist fantasy into social commentary with voice balloons.

Huntington, West Virginia "On the Fly" is prime Pekar, recounting the irascible everyman's on-the-road encounters with a cross section of characters--a career criminal turned limo-driving entrepreneur, a toy merchant obsessed with restoring a vintage diner, comic-book archivists, indie filmmakers, and children of the sixties--all of whom have stories to tell. By turns funny, poignant, and insightful, these portraits a la Pekar showcase a one-of-a-kind master at work, channeling the stuff of average life into genuine American art.
Ung. sidantal: 176
Färg/svart-vitt: Svart-vit
Format: Serietidningsstorlek
Språk: Engelska
Läsriktning: Västerländsk

Denna vara lades till den torsdag 5 maj, 2011.